One of the words we associate with Christmas is sweets, so if you’re into DIY we suggest you get started on this really cute Christmas candy jar!
In this way, you’ll have a decorative piece in your home that’s ready to hold your candy stash. Well, part of it, anyway. It’s an easy enough project that you can even get the kids to participate.
Christmas Candy Jar Materials
Before we get started, we have to know what materials you’re going to need, right? Well, here’s a comprehensive list:
- terracotta pot and underplate
- glass jar
- red acrylic paint
- silk ribbon
- furniture button
- glue gun
- Christmas sock decoration
How to Make a Christmas Candy Jar
Before we proceed, we want to make sure that you have all the materials on hand. This means that your craft table should look like ours does in the picture below. Are you done? Let’s get started!
Step 1: Paint the Pot
The first thing we’re going to do is paint the pot and the underplate with red acrylic paint. You want to do this first to give it a chance to dry out properly.
So, get the paintbrush and your red paint and start covering the terracotta pot and underplate in color. You’ll want to paint one side of the plate and set it aside on a piece of paper to allow it to dry out.
Then, make sure to paint the inside of the underplate too!
Next, get the furniture button and paint it red, too! Start with the top of the button and make sure to cover its sides too. Wait a few minutes for the paint to dry a bit and then paint the other parts too!
Finally,m let’s paint the pot. Start by layering paint on the bottom of the pot and build your way up. Once you reach the rim of the pot, you can put your fingers inside of it to hold it, while you cover all areas with paint.
Step 2: Start Decorating
After you’ve waited a little while for the paint to dry, you can go ahead and start decorating the pot. Get the glue gun and apply some on the rim of the pot. Then, get the silk ribbon and start applying it to the pot. Make sure that the ribbon is applied straight from the start.
Add more hot glue as you go, pressing the ribbon into the glue, making sure it sets before you move forward.
Once you’re done, overlap the ribbon before cutting the extra material.
There you go! It looks super cute!
Next, you want to pick a side and add some more hot glue. Then, pick up the Christmas sock decoration piece and place it over the glue.
Step 3: Decorate the Furniture Button
The main part of decorating the pot is done, so let’s beautify the button too! Add some hot glue to the thin side and press some silk ribbon onto it.
Rotate the button to completely cover it in the silk ribbon. Once you reach the original start point, overlap the ribbon a bit and glue it together. Get the scissors and cut out the extra material.
Step 4: Start Setting Up the Candy Jar
Now that most elements are prepared, let’s start setting up the final candy jar. Get the glue gun and add hot glue to the bottom of the pot. Then, get the glass jar and press its bottom to the glue.
If you don’t know what jar to use, we can tell you that the Ikea condiment jars are just the right size for this. Make sure you keep the jar and the pot pressed together for a few seconds to ensure the glue sets right.
Step 5: Set Up the Jar Lid
Next, we have to create the lid of this candy jar. So, get the decked-out furniture button and add some hot glue to its bottom. Then, press it on the painted underplate. Make sure to press it quite well so the glue sets.
There you go! That’s the cutest candy jar ever! It’s all Christmasy and super cute and ready to be filled with delicious candy. This can be a great decoration for your Christmas set up, you can place it under the tree, or if you make enough of them, you can even gift them out to friends and family.
Final Thoughts on Christmas Candy Jar
We think this is a super cute Christmas decoration, so we’d love to see your jars as well! Let us know what you filled yours in. We’re going to go make a few extras!